Travel Pics Theme: B for Bridges. Bay Bridge, San Francisco

 

The theme for our ‪‎travel pics this week is B – for Bridges.

Today, it’s San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.

When most people think of bridges in SF, they think of the Golden Gate – but the Bay Bridge is actually older, having been opened 6 months before.

Strictly speaking, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge is a series of bridges (from SF to Yerba Buena Island, and then to Oakland)  and it carries a quarter of a million vehicles every single day.

Its construction was a highly complex engineering exercise – and 24 men died building it.

The Bay Bridge is one of five bridges across the SF Bay – but quite frankly, the Dumbarton, and San Mateo – Hayward bridges are rather boring.

Next time we are in SF, I’ll try to get a picture of the Richmond – San Rafael bridge – which also looks pretty schmick at night 🙂

 

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